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Mélange Restaurant & Bar at the Chateau Lake La Quinta

4.6
4.6
1031 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The only lakeside dining in the greater Palm Springs area, Mélange, located in the luxury boutique hotel, the Chateau at Lake La Quinta, offers exquisitely prepared food using only the finest ingredients procured from small California family farms. Classic dishes prepared with a contemporary flair with lighter more flavorful sauces infused with fresh herbs, grown in the herb garden at the Chateau, Mélange offers modern cuisine for those who enjoy eating and living well. A remarkable new desert experience!

Reservations Recommended

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Wed–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Fri, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Wed–Sun 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 564-7332

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Omar Pena

  • Private party facilities

    We are able to accommodate private parties from intimate groups of 40 to gala events up to 150 guests! We provide in-house all catering services.When you're ready to book your next event, please call us directly at 760-564-7332

  • Private party contact

    Stephanie Valentine: (760) 564-7332

  • Neighborhood

    La Quinta

  • Cross street

    Ave 48

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available Friday and Saturday nights. Self parking available across the street at the medical center.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,031 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Outdoor Dining

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Scenic View

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    American

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Outdoor Dining

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

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  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

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  1. BG

    BetzG

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was as a beautiful evening. We dined outside and couldn’t ask for better ambiance!!!
  2. CT

    CathieTheRed

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was refreshing to sit outside by the lake and watch the swans go by. We saw hummingbirds and the breeze was refreshing. A perfect meal on a Saturday night.
  3. RC

    RogerC

    Palm Springs

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit to Melange, we went for Sunday brunch. It is a delightful place with a lovely view of the lake. It was too hot to sit on the patio and we will save that for another visit. The portions were enormous, creative and extremely tasty. We had a croque madame and a mushroom avocado toast - both wonderful, washed down with rose wine bellinis. The service was attentive but not intrusive. We thoroughly recommend this delightful spot.
  4. RT

    RT2022

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were looking for a nice place to have a Sunday brunch and came across review on Yelp. We decided to book a table and were so happy we did. The location is beautifully situated on La Quinta Lake with beautiful views whether indoor or outdoor eating. The service was exceptional, not to mention the food was outstanding. And that was just brunch! We will definitely be back with friends and try them out for dinner as well. Worth the visit.
  5. l

    lovetheclub

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Loved this restaurant! We arrived in time for sunset and enjoyed the twinkling lights on the patio as well as the beautiful fountain! My enjoyed the charcuterie board! Our servers were attentive and helpful! Quite a find a on a lovely La Quinta evening!
  6. PS

    PamS

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very nice!! Food was delicious, time to the table was excessive since not busy at all. Our waitress was nice!! Will go back of course.
  7. KW

    KenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super friendly place, food and service are excellent
  8. R

    Rascal

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely ambiance, small and intimate. Great service and good food.
  9. JM

    JenniferM

    Las Vegas

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, wonderful staff, beautiful view. Highly recommend and will return.
  10. AD

    AshtonD

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I visited here for our anniversary and really enjoyed ourselves! The service was wonderful and the food was delicious!
  11. CG

    CathyG

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went right at 11am on a Wednesday. Looked empty but still wanted to try the food. It was delicious and I had a food coma after. Best experience I’ve had in the valley in a while.
  12. AH

    AshleyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, beautiful restaurant. Kids loved seeing the turtles and ducks on the water.
  13. CC

    CharlesC

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is a special place. We had dinner on a cool 80 degree evening, watching the sun set behind the hills and overlooking a beautiful lake with a lighted fountain, as the black swans repeatedly swam by. The food is delicious, and the brussels sprouts are amazing. We love a place in Orange county who have always had the best. These are the new champions. The serve is a little slow and the staff a little stretched, but with the atmosphere, it is not a distraction. Everyone is happy to attend to your wishes. We will be back every time we are in town.
  14. P

    Princess

    Los Angeles

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love Melange and go every time we visit Palm Desert. We love the service and especially the outside ambiance of lake and homes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all a great time to enjoy the food and atmosphere.
  15. DD

    DDianeM

    Palm Springs

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I am sorry I had high expectations and they were dashed. It looked so beautiful and regal that when I saw it on the GPSRW list I chose to go to it. I looked forward to dressing up as it looked very upscale. The day of our reservation we called to reconfirm it and to make sure about restaurant week and were assured they were part of it. We both got dressed up and arrived to a lovely boutique style building on a man made lake. I mentioned the restaurant week special and was told they would check. Meanwhile, we were lead to our table outside which was lovely overlooking the lake and a fountain. I was very overdressed as most people were in shorts and t-shirts. That was the first disappointment. Second was when they came and said they were not participating in the special week. So we stayed as we had driven almost an hour to get there. I had the Charcuterie Board and the Mezze Platter. They were both good but how do you mess up cheeses and crackers, hummus, artisan meats, nuts etc.? My one problem with eating it was fighting all the flies for it. I realize that is not the restaurants fault but it would have been nice to be asked if we would like to have transferred in to the inside. My husband had the scallops and prawns with risotto and squash. It was good and tasty but nothing spectacular or couldn't get elsewhere. The server was good enough to split it between two plates (her suggestion) so we could both experience it. Appreciated that. Then for disappointment number three.... the bill came with a big printed advertisement for restaurant week. Why would you do that if you were not participating in it? I really felt like something was off and I ended up not trusting them. I would not recommend them at this time. But for a restaurant with good food and service they are available.
  16. d

    disappointed

    Palm Springs

    67 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Dissappoiment beyond words.. Melange has been a favorite of ours for years. We've celebrated several anniversaries and birthdays there. The location facing lake la quinta is beautiful. But this experience was unbelievably bad. The host person said that she was new and didn't know if the restaurant was participating in restaurant week. They were not participating. It didn't really matter to us since the regular menu is wonderful. Except when we spoke with our server he stated that three of the six main course items were not available either due to prep issues or a broken oven. Really! Oh well, we ordered a salad that we decided to share and the ahi tuna main course. The salad was good and fresh. The ahi tuna came out with six small slices of fish, a couple of pieces of bok choy and some ginger. We had to request wasabi and soy sauce. The charge for this pitiful meal was $34.00. The bill arrived and I noticed that the total didn't reflect the number of items on the bill. Our server explained that we were charged $5.00 for splitting the salad. No where did we see that this was the policy. Alas, there were only 3 tables full during our time there. Sad. We don't think we will be back for a long time if ever.
  17. t

    terrya

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The food was not good. I had a croque madame that had way too much bread and not enough cheese and ham. Better to just go with a croissant than with ciabatta. The outdoor restaurant area had a commercial radio station complete with advertisements and the volume was far too loud. We asked them to turn the volume down and it was still too high. Very annoying listening to commercials while dining. That lunch will be my last at this restaurant. The service was okay. At least they tried. Very disappointing.
  18. EM

    EstherM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    i was at a conference and was hoping to host a lunch outside the hotel as the restaurants were so loud, you could not hear the person sitting right next to you. My party was grateful to have such ambiance and such mouthwatering food. Thank you all so much.
  19. JM

    JenniferM

    Las Vegas

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view, delicious food, Mario was an excellent waiter
  20. J

    Javajudi

    Palm Springs

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    My friend and I had a lovely lunch inside today as it’s getting pretty warm out on the patio. Everything was great. It looked like there was only one waitress but she was very efficient with both the people outside and us on the inside.
  21. b

    brodie

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality service and quality food with a gorgeous atmosphere, definitely going back AGAIN AND AGAIN!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, service was great but entrees were slow to come out of the kitchen and were average. Lemon chicken piccata and Duroc pork chop were under seasoned. Chicken was a bit over cooked. We will give it another try in the future.
  23. j

    juliej

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful evening with awesome service, food and ambiance on Melange's fun patio overlooking the lake.
  24. D

    Debby

    Palm Springs

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, great food and friendly service.
  25. RW

    RandyW

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for Mother’s Day brunch
  26. SG

    SeattleGrandma

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Mother’s Day. It was very windy but we had a protected seat outside both had the yummy French Dip and the bottomless mimosas. Love the view and water. We will return next season
  27. PS

    PStraveller

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oustanding property with excellent food and staff… well done!!
  28. CK

    ChrisK

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend breakfast. The weather was great so enjoyed the outdoor patio. The lake and the view of the mountains make it a wonderful and unique place to dine. Food was good and despite being a bit short handed, service was good. Would definitely return.
  29. I

    Idontreviewoften

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, and ambiance. We love it outside and if it's too hot, it's also great inside.
  30. RT

    RickT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable experience. Food was great as was the service. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for something special.
  31. MM

    MichaelM

    Palm Springs

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took some friends that were visiting from the UK to offer up something different in the way of ambiance. It was perfect and the service was EXCELLENT from our waiter. The menu was adequate with something for everyone and the preparation and quality of food was very good at very reasonable prices considering the special location. Only suggestion would be tabled that were a little larger for four people, and chairs could have been a little more comfortable, although they match the setting very well. We will definitely return and keep it as a go to resturant to entertain out of town guests. Nothing else like it in La Quinta.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed will be back & recommend
  33. ST

    SusanT

    Calgary

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience5
    My first time to Mélange and it did not disappoint. Beautiful patio overlooking Lake La Quinta. Our food was very good. My only complaint was that it took way too long to get our food - and it wasn't very busy. I don't know if the issue was the kitchen or if our server forgot to put it in. Regardless, our server did not follow up with us to let us know about the delay.
  34. C

    Cookie

    Boise

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    I have not been to this restaurant in several years. Decided Melange to try Melange again as all the other restaurants were full. I always wonder why a restaurant is NOT busy as they had almost NO One in the restaurant eating , when other restaurants had no reservations available. Simple answer the food was NO GOOD.
  35. L

    Lucy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food and drinks were excellent as always. One of my favorite places to eat.
  36. D

    Davg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful location, great food, service and ambience. Plan to go again soon and to try their breakfast.
  37. MM

    MarilynM

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting on the lake. Food was very good. Waitstaff was very attentive. A wonderful evening
  39. PC

    PCary

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants because of the view. Normally the food is excellent, tonight it was just good. They were out of Prosecco and heirloom tomatoes so we couldn't order the Caprese salad. The salmon was excellent, the chicken piccata was fair. The Margherita flatbread is always wonderful. I was happy that I was able to order a wedge salad with iceberg lettuce instead of the little gem lettuce.
  40. p

    patf

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Melange is an interesting spot in the desert; a manmade lake with a cute “feel”. It COULD really be something as the food was quite good. My review is flavoured by the fact that there were “hurricane force winds” and cold temperatures last evening plus the fact that StubHub had taken over half of the small restaurant patio as it was Coachella. The patio area is not at all set up for wind nor cold. The fire pits do nothing to warm the place up. Not sure they are set for hot weather either as I did not see any umbrella?? From the start: - parking is very confusing - greeting was alright but the indoor area had all the chairs stacked as if they were going out of business. No t a good first impression. Front desk staff pleasant however. - patio is cute although chairs are brutally uncomfortable - patio cleanliness ??! - service was ok although very slow ( we were not in a hurry however ) and not extremely attentive - when our delicious food arrived I was past being hungry - chef was very willing to adjust meals to certain tastes- thanks! - we were made VERY AWARE that the restaurant staff wanted to go home at 8:45 as they started to shut down the place. Nothing subtle about this as they took off table coverings and packed up the bar - we perhaps would have liked dessert, and although our server offered after WE asked, we knew that the place was shutting down. 8:45!!!! Come on!! Had heard great things about Melange but not sure I would return. Again, wind, cold and Coachella was not their fault.

FAQs

Mélange Restaurant & Bar at the Chateau Lake La Quinta is rated 4.6 stars by 1031 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Mélange Restaurant & Bar at the Chateau Lake La Quinta

78-120 Caleo Bay, La Quinta, CA 92253

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ave 48

  • Neighborhood

    La Quinta

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Wed–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Fri, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Wed–Sun 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available Friday and Saturday nights. Self parking available across the street at the medical center.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Omar Pena

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 564-7332

  • Private party facilities

    We are able to accommodate private parties from intimate groups of 40 to gala events up to 150 guests! We provide in-house all catering services.When you're ready to book your next event, please call us directly at 760-564-7332

  • Private party contact

    Stephanie Valentine: (760) 564-7332

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